Family Planning Country Impact Briefs

Authored on
April 13, 2021
Description

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Introduction

In partnership with national governments and other in-country stakeholders, USAID has supported the procurement and distribution of over 245 million contraceptives to 60 countries, through the GHSC-PSM project, since FY 2017. That translates to about 62 million couple years of protection.

When combined with proper counseling and correct use, contraceptives can positively impact maternal and child health. The millions of contraceptives delivered to USAID-supported health facilities and organizations have or will help prevent approximately:

  • 27 million unintended pregnancies
  • 10.2 million abortions
  • 72,000 maternal deaths
  • 500,000 child deaths

USAID has produced 26 family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) country briefs that estimate the impact of USAID’s investment in contraceptives since FY 2017. The impact numbers are calculated by entering into the Impact 2 model the number of FP/RH commodities delivered from FY 2017 FY2020 Q2.

Limitations: Impact 2 is a sociodemographic mathematical model. As such, the estimates it produces are only as good as the data and assumptions available. Although best assumptions available have been used, much of this data is reported infrequently, and it is therefore difficult to establish trends over time. Some data is only available on a sub-regional or regional, not national, level. Therefore, results from Impact 2 are estimates only. The model incorporates national data from multiple sources, including Demographic Health Surveys, UN Population Prospects, UN maternal and child mortality data, World Health Organization Burden of Disease, and the Guttmacher Institute.

Country Impact Briefs

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Updated:

May 14, 2021